How to Attract Renters to a Home

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By Jennifer Riner of Zillow In a highly competitive rental market, large property management (PM) companies often meet prospective tenants eager to submit their applications for approval. Single-family homeowners looking to lease space in their primary residences or individual investment properties aren’t as lucky. Typically, word-of-mouth marketing best suits small-scale … [Read more...]

These Buyer Incentives Will Get Your Home Sold Fast

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A decade ago ago selling your home couldn't have been easier.  Prices soared in what was a true buyer’s market and competition among buyers was fierce.  It wasn’t uncommon to see a bidding war push the sale price tens of thousands of dollars over the initial asking price.  Buyers were practically falling all over themselves to make a deal. Those days are over.  When the … [Read more...]

Inexpensive Ways to Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

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If you’re planning on selling your home one of the first things you need to think about is curb appeal.  You may have a modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a newly renovated bathroom, but it won’t mean a thing if no one gets to see them. If a potential buyer mistakes the front of your house for the Munster’s house they won’t even bother getting out of their … [Read more...]

Should I Pay Off My Mortgage Early?

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Is paying off your mortgage early a good idea or a mistake?  The other night we went to our neighbor's house for dinner and while the kids played video games in the living room the adults hung out in the kitchen drinking craft beer and chatting.  My buddy Pete started talking about his family's finances and he asked me straight out, "Should I pay off my mortgage early?" I … [Read more...]

Tips for First Time Home Buyers

Buying a home can be a daunting process.  I've been through it twice now so I figured it would be good to share some of the things I learned along the way to help you first time home buyers keep your cool while waiting for the transaction to be completed. Let’s begin with a few things you should do before you even start to look at homes and then take you right through the … [Read more...]